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03-09-2006, 06:31 PM
A friend just gave me a mini trampoline to try. Anyone else tried
one of these? Also, I use a rowing machine 5-6 times a week for 20
minutes. It's a great way to exercise although it doesn't do much
for the legs.<br>

03-09-2006, 09:22 PM
Hi There,

I've never been on a trampoline but I remember when I was little, my doc always listed jumping on a trampoline as a really great chardio work out for CF. Have fun. Rowing should be good too!

03-10-2006, 07:37 PM
I have a mini trampline, but a big one is much better! But yes it is very good exercise!

03-10-2006, 08:26 PM
I've tried it for two days now. First day 5 minutes today 6
minutes. My legs burn like I've run a mile. I think I'm going to
enjoy this, especially in the winter, when I hate going outside.

03-10-2006, 08:53 PM
If you do a search on trampolines you will come up with some very valuable information. It is the only exercise that promotes cleansing of the lymphatic system. I believe the only other way to cleanse is through detox and through massage. Something happens to the body when your body is off the trampoline. The cells open up I believe. If you are interested do a search with the term rebounder

03-20-2006, 06:14 PM
My two brothers and I all have CF. We are between the ages of 28 - 33 and we grew up jumping on our trampoline. My dad built us one - permanently placed outdoors. I believe it helped us a lot. I would use one now if it was available. Aside from the potential health benefits - it is fun.

03-22-2006, 01:23 PM
I take a class on Wed. evenings called Urban Rebounding. Each of us are on a mini tramp. - the class goes by really quickly and we're on the tramp for a full hour - great exercise.

03-22-2006, 04:16 PM

Is that a full hour of straight jumping or do you do other things on the tramp? I've seen urban rebounding advertised on tv, and I use a mini tramp and I can't imagine non stop jumping for an hour straight. How is the hour broken up?

03-23-2006, 05:54 PM
First of all I want to explain that we aren't jumping on it like your going for height. We do a 'resisting the jump' method that makes it a really good leg work out. If you look at your self in the mirror as your jumping your head won't bob up and down as it would if you were jumping on it like you normally would on a trampoline. We do a bunch of different moves on the tramp. I'll explain a few of them. Both feet to right with left arm out to side of left hip (punching) then next bounce is both feet front with arms in with fists then 3rd bounce is both feel left with right punch to front. I feel like Rocky. We mix it up but no steps are complicated like step aerobics or dancing can be. Another move we do that's great cardio is sprinting on the tramp - its many, many very fast steps in place with the instructor saying GO-GO-GO YOU GUYS ARE DOING AWESOME!!! and other uplifting comments like this. The instructor will yell out 'JUMP' when we're sprinting and that is one of the few times that we actually jump in the tradional sense of the word.

There's a few moves that are more relaxing that we do to bring our heart rate down or warm up in the beginning. I use these moves when I feel my heart rate is too high. Most people in the class can keep up but since I'm still moving I don't feel weird or self conscious about doing a more relaxed move when I need to lower my heart rate. We are moving for the full hour but it's not an hour of jump, jump, jump.... that would get pretty boring for me. I find that I am much better at working out with a group. It's very motivating and reminds me I can keep up. I'm a fighter!! You could go to a local gym that has an UR class, try it out for free probably as most gyms have free week passes as a trial incentive. Then you can decide to buy the videos and do at home or join the class.

My gym offers classes for free along with its membership which I like because I want the flexibility to switch days if something comes up or I'm not feeling well.


03-24-2006, 07:27 PM
I'd love to get a mini tramp for my son, but are they safe for
little kids? &nbsp;I thought I remembered something about
injuries...of course that's probably without safety precautions or
supervision. &nbsp;Any thoughts?

03-24-2006, 09:10 PM
I could see where they could get hurt. I would recommend supervision if your going to go that route. It is great exercise though.


03-24-2006, 11:38 PM
Most injuries on large trampolines are neck injuries. The mini ones don't pose much risk.

We thought about bringing our mini tramp into the hospital when both boys go in for clean-outs. It would be great exercise for us all AND it would help burn off some steam.

04-05-2006, 06:46 PM
My son (3 years old w/CF) goes to a gym class that has trampolines and they're one of his favorite things to do there. One of the trampolines is a small one with a handrail on one side that little ones can hold onto; we let him do that alone and have not had any spills.

04-17-2006, 02:59 AM
Gotta say I love my 15 footer. Getting as high as you can, then remembering you forgot to pee before you went outside. Then you get higher.... higher... higher..... and a little slips out. lol. Gets your heart pumping, and makes you feel a little queasy after a while :\, but all around, yeh. They're a good workout. Get lots of fun out of them by putting a stationary sprinkler under it in the summer. It's awesome!

05-03-2006, 08:00 AM
trampolines are huge in the uk at the moment. my son was in hosp. for 2 weeks last august and every few days a fresh crop of kids with broken arms and legs were bought in after having fell off large outdoor trampolines. don't let that put you off though!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

07-24-2006, 04:21 PM
I finally bought my mini-tramp, and I love it! I have it in front of the TV, so I just jump on it while commercials are on. It's neat, because it's hard to walk by it and not want to jump on it <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

It's been great for my knees, and when I'm done, I feel great!

I got mine at Walmart for $23, but it was hard to put together. I couldn't snap it myself, needed someone stronger.

09-09-2006, 02:47 AM
I did physio on the tramp for many years and my dad would join me. It's a great way to bond plus a fun way to do physio!
I encourage...maybe I should get back on it!!!